How to Properly Dress for Your Body Type

Fashion is all about feeling good in what you wear. Have you ever fallen in love with a dress on the rack just to get in the fitting room and it not fit quite as you expected? Fashion is all about feeling good in what you wear. Here at Scout & Molly’s, we know how frustrating it can be to find clothes to fit your body type.

That’s why our fashionistas have assembled some tips to help you take your wardrobe to the next level by choosing outfits that compliment your body shape.

Pear-Shaped Body Type

Pear-Shaped Body Type

With a pear-shaped body, you’ll notice that your waist is typically wider than your bust. Most of the time, individuals with this body type have fuller hips and narrower shoulders.

For ladies with a pear-shaped body, always start at the top and add layers as you go down. Lucky for you, dresses are the best option to play up your slender upper body. Some of your power pieces should include bell-sleeves, scoop necks, cowl necks, and dresses with plunging necklines.

Hourglass-Shaped Body Type

Hourglass-Shaped Body Type

Hourglass-shaped body types are curvy with a well-defined waist. Measurements of the hip and bust are roughly even.

To dress for this body type, go for fitted options. Always try and celebrate your waist by highlighting your neckline. Avoid boxy styles as they don’t do your curves justice. Staple pieces to look for include peplum blouses, wrap tops, form-fitting jersey knits, and anything form-fitting.

Apple-Shaped Body Type

Apple-Shaped Body Type

The apple-shaped body type is also sometimes referred to as the “Inverted Triangle” body shape. Ladies with this body type typically have shoulders that are broader than their hips and a wider torso.

To dress for this body shape, start at the top with pieces that accentuate your bust. Women with apple-shaped bodies are gifted with the ability to comfortably wear some of the breeziest tops, from V-necks, to boyfriend button-ups and flowy tunics.

When it comes to dresses, those fashion pieces that promote an open back are always a good bet. You can also opt for maxi styles with lower necklines as they can greatly flatter the bust area.

Athletic Shaped Body Type

Athletic Shaped Body Type

Also known as the straight shaped or rectangular shaped, women with this body type typically have shoulders and hip measurements that are almost the same.

The outfits that best flatter this body shape include those that draw attention to your slender arms and legs. At the same time, don’t be afraid to show off your shoulder and waist. Go for playful halter styles, racerback dresses, strapless outfits, and scoop and round necklines.

At Scout & Molly’s Boutique, we understand how stressful it can be to shop for clothes that look good and fit well. Our in-store stylists are standing by at our West U location to assist you in finding the perfect dress no matter your body type. We promise to give you the personal attention you deserve and will help you piece together a wardrobe that will have you looking (and feeling) your best no matter the season!


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